Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A wins ‘Best of Show’ at 2015 Pebble Beach Concours

A 1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A owned by American collector Jim Patterson was chosen by the jury as the winner of ‘Best of Show’ at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, in a return to the tradition of a pre-War car taking overall honours…

Although the basis of the car was built in 1924, it only acquired its stunning sport cabriolet bodywork by Carrosserie Worblaufen in 1931, when it was acquired by the company. It was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 1932, and went on to win the Grand-Prix d'Honneur at Cannes a year later. It’s now part of the Kentucky-based Patterson Collection; owner Jim Patterson is only the fourth owner in its lifetime. The Isotta Fraschini now joins an elite list of automobiles regarded to be among the most beautiful and best-preserved in the world.

Photos: Rémi Dargegen for Classic Driver © 2015 

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